Autism Insurance Workshops and Benefits Review

May 22, 2012

Free Autism Insurance Workshops Help Parents Navigate California Mandated Autism Coverage, Senate Bill 946

Trumpet Behavioral Health Launches California Autism Insurance Education Program to Help Parents Understand Their Rights, Maximize Funding Options and Access Care for Their Children with Autism

PLEASANTON, Calif., May 22, 2012 – Families paying out-of-pocket costs for autism treatment will soon get much-needed relief. Starting July 1, the new California Autism Insurance Mandate requires health plans to cover treatment for children with autism as a medical benefit. But as July fast approaches, one of the state’s largest treatment providers says parents are not sure of what is covered or how to access coverage.

WHO:
Trumpet Behavioral Health (TBH) provides autism treatment for children and adults at its centers and in schools and family homes. The Pleasanton, Calif.-based provider is already answering dozens of questions a day from concerned and confused parents.

WHAT:
TBH is launching a statewide program to help families prepare for these changes. The initiative includes free eligibility reviews, workshops for parents, and TV, radio, social media and print advertising.

WHY:
Parents are excited about the coming changes. But many families are not sure how to access their coverage or what specifically is covered by their insurance. Many need help understanding the complexities of the California Autism Insurance Mandate (Senate Bill 946).

HOW:
Free Insurance Eligibility Reviews and Workshops. Parents can complete their requests online at www.MyAutismInsurance.com or they can call toll-free 1-855-824-5669, option 2.

Parents also can attend free workshops to learn what their health plan covers and to ask questions of TBH’s insurance specialists. To view a complete list and register, please visit www.AutismCali.com.

TBH will help parents learn how to secure insurance coverage for Applied Behavior Analysis, Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy.

WHEN/WHERE:
May 29: San Jose
May 30: Woodland Hills
June 5: Eureka
June 6: Foster City/San Mateo
June 7: Santa Rosa
June 12: Santa Clarita
June 13: Woodland Hills
June 14: Long Beach
June 19: Oakland
June 20: Walnut Creek
June 21: San Rafael
June 26: Hayward
June 27: Pleasanton
June 28: Brentwood
July 11: Irvine

About Trumpet Behavioral Health 

For more than 30 years, Trumpet Behavioral Health has provided families in California with exceptional, outcomes-based treatment using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). TBH offers early intervention at its intensive treatment centers, as well as home-based and in-school services. TBH is one of the state’s largest providers of autism treatment. TBH’s Board Certified clinicians and professionals serve families in the communities of East Bay, Humboldt, North Bay, Hayward, San Mateo, San Jose, Salinas/Monterey Bay, Orange County and Los Angeles.

For more information about TBH’s California insurance education program, please watch our video: www.YouTube.com/TrumpetAutismService.

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